Ed Sheeran opened up about the accident that caused him to postpone upcoming tour dates in a new interview. For a new episode of The Jonathan Ross Show airing Saturday, Sheeran detailed his recent bike accident.
“I broke my wrist, my elbow and my rib. I came off a bike quite fast, a bicycle, a pedal bike. I was in Suffolk [going down a really steep hill]. The thing is, when it happened, I got up and was like, ‘That hurt’ and then cycled to the pub. Went home, went to sleep and then woke up at five o’clock in the morning in a lot of pain,” he said on the U.K. talk show. “And then went to the hospital.”
Upon seeking medical attention, Sheeran was persuaded to postpone upcoming shows in Asia after learning the injuries could prevent him from playing guitar in the future if he continued before recovering; he is expected to take four weeks off to recuperate.
On whether he is accident prone, Ed said, “I’m quite a clumsy guy anyway… It’s come more since I’ve found success. I remember before a show in 2013 I had to have 12 stitches in my hand because I was playing drums with two beer bottles at about four o’clock in the morning and smashed my hand. Then I put my foot in a boiling geyser in Iceland, I had my face cut open, I’m a very clumsy person.”
Meanwhile, Sheeran turned up at the Q Awards in London Wednesday night with his right arm in a cast and his left in a sling. He was named the Best Act In The World Today.
A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future. Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details. PS – Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged.